Cyclone Jawad In Odisha: 276 Pregnant Women Safely Relocated To Hospitals

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In the wake of the Cyclone Jawad in Odisha, people in low-lying areas are being evacuated regularly to safer locations. Reportedly 276 pregnant women in the low-lying areas were safely shifted to nearby hospitals under the care of professionals.

As Cyclone Jawad Is approaching the coast of Odisha, the evacuation activities are speeding up. Considering the safety of pregnant women, the expecting mothers who lived in the low-lying areas of Odisha were shifted to nearby hospitals of the Ganjam and Puri districts.

276 Pregnant Women Shifted To Hospitals

As reported by the Hindustan Times, 276 pregnant women were admitted to hospitals considering the situations due to Cyclone Jawad. Out of these, 189 women were shifted to the hospitals in the Ganjam District. 17 of them even delivered safely and others are under the care of experts. 73 pregnant women were admitted to the government hospitals of the district Kendrapara of Odisha. The remaining 14 were relocated to hospitals in the district Puri.

The Meteorological Department said that Cyclone Jawad may weaken before reaching the coast of the Puri District by Sunday noon. This news came out as a relief to the government and the citizens. As said by Uma Shankar Das,  a scientist at IMD Bhubaneswar, this transition occurred due to sharp east-west gradient in the cyclone and it may be reduced to a deep depression till it reaches the Puri coast.

For safety and precaution in the wake of Cyclone Jawad, the schools in Odisha were closed. Many trains running through the risky routes were cancelled. While the damage to property is not certain, the Government is taking all measures to avoid any damage to the common public.

As per reports,around 36 trains were cancelled on December 4. Around 38 trains will remained cancelled till December 6th as a safety measure. The decision on the restarting the trains depends on the future aspects and changes that may take place in the nature of the cyclone. For now, the IMD is expecting that the cyclone will not cause much damage as it is weakening as it is approaching the Odisha coast.

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